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Advert For A Model Of The Battle Of Tel El Kebir

Advert For A Model Of The Battle Of Tel El Kebir

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884/07/01

Shelfmark: Evan.4346a

Item number: 4346a

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet is advertising the exhibition of a model of the battle of Tel El Kabir, the site of an important victory in 1882 for British troops in Egypt. After the construction of the Suez Canal the Egyptian nation was virtually bankrupt and so English and French governments jointly took over control. This led to discontent amongst many Egyptians and war broke out. Tel El Kabir was a fortification 60 miles East of Cairo and was strategically very important, once the Egyptians troops were defeated troops moved to Cairo and once this city was captured the war ended just 2 days later. Without television coverage viewing models of the battle was the best way for the Victorians to find out about the battle.

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